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With Austin’s building ban lifted, construction continues amid coronavirus fears

A state executive order superseded Austin’s ban on most construction. Now, as industry leaders dig in, fears percolate about how the order may affect COVID-19’s spread.

Six new tiny homes 3D-printed to help end homelessness in Austin

Pairing cutting-edge tech with social good could have worldwide implications

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21 towers poised to reshape the city skyline

In the upcoming decade, we’re looking at ever more, ever taller, ever larger buildings.

‘Slackerville,’ apartment development heading for four Austin properties

Local group Rastegar announces intentions for its new acquisitions, including mixed-use and residential redevelopment.

Gigantic mixed-use complex headed to East Cesar Chavez

The Centro development will occupy two Eastside blocks near Saltillo.

Austin’s hottest neighborhoods aren’t necessarily what you think they are

There are plenty of great reasons people flock to planned communities.

New Waterloo Park stage will be booked by C3, Live Nation

Conservancy partners with promoter to bring park’s music space "back to life"

‘Missing middle’ accounts for only 2 percent of new Austin home construction in the past decade

The city hopes to address density and affordability with a new development code

Inside HEB and Favor’s East Austin tech center

Texas-sourced materials, craftwork, and art incorporated into homage to the company’s home state

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10 developments poised to alter the Austin landscape

Big projects spread across the city as a new decade takes shape

Inside the Otis and AC hotels, opening near UT

Hospitality goes big in the emerging UT-adjacent ‘campus district’

New apartments planned for highly visible former Concordia spot

The Troubadour will occupy long-vacant land in the central city.

Peek inside Natiivo, rising on Rainey Street

New renderings of the condo-hotel building unveil plans for unique exterior and luxury interiors.

A look inside now-open Austin Proper

The hotel and residences’ building interiors were designed by Kelly Wearstler.

Exclusive: New plans for downtown tower The Linden

Here’s what the 28-story building headed for 17th and Guadalupe will look like.

Austin’s most important developments of the decade

Which building projects had biggest impact in the last 10 years?

Modern hotel planned for iconic Austin site

A proposed new building for the landmarked grounds of Green Pastures moves forward at the city.

Peek inside the Commodore Perry Estate resort in Hancock

New renderings of the central-city luxury hotel, set to open in spring 2020

Midcentury pizzazz restored to notable central Austin office building

Built in 1960, the North Lamar office is brought back to vivid life.

New luxury hotel, condos headed for South Lamar lakefront

The Loren at Lady Bird Lake promises a southern perspective on downtown

10 downtown Austin buildings that didn’t exist in 2010

Highlights include the Independent’s Jenga-like tower and its neighbor, the sustainably built, stunning new Central Library

AFS, city expand Austin Studios with major new facility

Creative Media Center adds 38,500 square feet of development and production space

Report: Austin ranks second in country for multifamily housing permits

Planned development is concentrated within city limits, while larger markets look to suburbs

Notable midcentury church to meet wrecking ball due to city ‘snafu’

A-frame Prince of Peace Lutheran in South Austin was designed in 1955 and was one of the first churches of its style in Central Texas.

Election 2019: Austin rejects local props, votes for Expo Center proposal

Convention Center expansion, a new MLS stadium, and an Expo Center update were the real issues underlying hotel tax votes.

30-story tower expansion approved for historic lodge

The city landmark commission approved a bold plan for a tall, contemporary addition to the Beaux Arts Freemasons building.

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Austin Convention Center expansion 2019

Keeping up with what’s next in the move to expand and rebuild the downtown complex

Rainey Street bars on the rise

Popular spots Alibi and Clive look to expand upward as entertainment district grows.

Old Jovita’s spot owned by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to become apartments

The long-closed but legendary live-music club and restaurant will be replaced by a four-story, mixed-use building

Old Slackerville site on South First could host mixed-use development

A developer has bought the site of the old eclectic retail center and other sites in the shadow of downtown.

Co-living giant picks Nueces Street site for five-story project

Quarters wants to open a 120-bed facility in 2021. The company says it sees opportunity in Austin’s "incredible culture of innovation."

Inside Facebook’s new Austin offices

The tech giant’s local headquarters in the Shoal and Third building has 14 art installations and a jam room

Hotel Zaza Austin opens its doors in the warehouse district

After years of delays, the new 24-story tower has set a fall opening date. Or a month, at least.

Austin ranks fifth in nation for new apartment construction

Metro expected to add 10,783 units across the area this year

Tour the Independent, Austin’s new tallest tower

Stunning views and artful interiors complement the distinctive addition to the city’s skyline

Waterloo Greenway unites vision for Waller Creek revival

Project connects 35 acres of downtown Austin parkland with legacy and community in mind

Fate of East Austin grocery still uncertain

Comal Food Store not recommended for preservation by planning commission

FBI raids offices of major Austin real estate investor

World Class purchased eye-popping amounts of commercial property in past decade

City tackles convention center expansion with hotel tax rate hike

Council’s move could put county funds in jeopardy